February 11, 2018

Executor Duties (4 of 5)

  19. Satisfy specific legacies through sales, auction, etc, of assets 20.Financial: Valuation of assets as basis for the following: probate fee, deemed disposition of capital properties, source of funds for taxable income, cash flow needs, accounting records (if accounting passed), executor’s compensation. 21. Set aside funds or estimated debts, taxes (including capital gains taxes) and executor’s compensation. 22. Arrange for payments of other debts, legacies, etc. These may wait for estate liquidation. 23. Income tax: prepare and file final returns to date of death. Use prior returns as templates. File any missing years. Consider special returns for year of […]
January 30, 2018

Executor Duties (3 of 5)

  13. Take steps to protect property if necessary. 14. Bank: Notify bank of death. Update statements then transfer to trust account. Invest excess cash after estimating immediate cash requirements 15.Receivables: Make lists of outstanding wages, vacation pay, death benefits from employment. Apply for any death or survivor benefits from elsewhere. File life insurance claim. Collect mortgage principal and/or interest. Make list of investment income (interest, dividends). 16.Investments: Collect records of stocks, bonds, etc and inventory. By reference to market value, determine if they should be sold. Change name to that of executor prior to disposition. If estate is ongoing, […]